Re: Facing surgery #2...

From: Robin (
Thu Feb 22 07:47:27 2001

Dear Helen I have had a hystorectomy, but my adhesions were related to the 1st c-section I had in 1983. My 1st surgery for adhesions was in 1985. I didn't have my hysterectomy until 1995. I did have something wrong with my utterus that was causing monthly pain. Before my hysterectomy I had 3 c-sections, each time, the adhesions were worse. Robin

At Thu, 22 Feb 2001, Helen Gibson wrote: >
>Dear Karen,
>I wanted to reply to your question about having a Hysto.
>My adhesions started from having a Hysto, mine was a varginally done and I
>had the Hysto in the first place because I had a major prolaspe of my
>internal organs.
>Since having the Hysto I have had 4 more surgeries in 3 years and I am
>about to go in for another one 6th March, though this one is bladder
>I would be interested to know the number of ladies out there that have had
>Hysto's done and ended up with ARD.
>Just something to keep in mind.!!!
>Love and thoughts
>Helen G.

>>----- Original Message -----
>From: karen <>
>To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <>
>Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2001 11:43 PM
>Subject: Facing surgery #2...
>> Hi all,
>> Hope everyone is having a good day.
>> Just wanted to update things and get advice from those who would be kind
>> enough to give it.
>> I saw my new gyn for the second time on Monday. My US results revealed
>> that they could not find my left ovary (again). A year ago it was
>> adhered to the bowel along with endo there and in the cul de sac. After
>> Lupron and during still had pain. Which brings me here. He wants to do
>> a lap, possible oopherectomy, possible laporotomy and also have the
>> surgeon there to check for the hernia which he is trying to r/o. Also
>> mentioned if the endo and adhesions were real bad that he would
>> recommend a hysto, however, not do it a that time because we needed to
>> discuss further about HRT or not, risks, etc.
>> Well needless to say, after thinking (in the car of course, why do we
>> always do that?) I called his office back and told him that if he thinks
>> he has to do a hysto to do it then, why subject me to yet another
>> surgery? Duh? So my husband and I are going back in on Friday to speak
>> with him again.
>> The hard thing for me is this surgery is based on a lot of what if's.
>> Nothing is cut and dry with these diseases (endo and adhesions). They
>> don't know anything until they get in and see what is going on. This is
>> my second surgery within a year. I have heard success stories and
>> failed stories about hysto's. I am trying very hard to make informed
>> decisions, it is so hard to keep a level head during all of this. Not
>> to mention, my husband is worried, upset at another surgery, and
>> frustrated like myself.
>> Well thank you for listening, all. I am thankful to have a place to
>> vent. My mom can't understand why I am always on the computer looking
>> for and reading any info I can. She thinks it does more harm than good.
>> I do have somewhat of a medical backround and so this is natural for me.
>> I told her that it helps to have people who are going through the same
>> thing who can understand. And also as Helen puts it, "knowledge is
>> power". Thanks to Helen and everyone else for being here.
>> Karen

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